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Lets Talk about the Nodes!

                                                  May Meetup

                                 Sunday May 18, 2014 ~ Noonish

                                   Let’s Talk About the Nodes

                                        with Laura DesJardins

                        Fee ~ None, Your attendance is all we ask.

Karma, Fate, Free Will?  The Lunar Nodes, North and South, are always in exact opposition.  Their normal movement is backwards or retrograde through the zodiac.  Recently, they moved from Scorpio/Taurus to Libra/Aries.  At the time of this month’s Meetup, the North Node will be at 28 Libra 03 and the South Node will be at 28 Aries 03.  For this month, we will have a special guest speaker providing us with insights into these intriguing points.

The Lunar Nodes give us the connections made from past, present and future lives and how they effect our potential to advance on our path both on a psychological and spiritual level. In this lecture Laura shows how the nodes move on a 19.6 year cycle and how they effect our karmic choices in life.

Laura DesJardins is a Nationally recognized lecturer and teacher, and has been a professional Astrologer for the past 30 + years. Her specialty is the gift to forecast future trends and cycles. Laura is a nationwide, multi-media personality, having been interviewed by CBS Radio, The NBC's "Today Show" with articles in "People Magazine," "Orange Coast Magazine," the "Orange County Register" as well as three feature articles in the "Los Angeles Times Business Section." Laura has held "Staff Astrologer", positions at various radio stations and national magazine publications, and was a lecturer consultant to the exclusive "Golden Door Resort & Spa." Laura has also lectured with the Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruise lines and the Celebrity Cruise Lines. In addition, she is the author of the "Astro-Medical Wheel," "Time Passages," and an astrological report writer called "Midpoint Keys" by Matrix Software. Laura was interviewed by the Learning and Discovery Channel on a show called "Prophecies The Millennium and Prophecies of Nostradamus, She presently is the director of Southern California Astrological Network, which she founded in 1986 and was the former director of the Michigan Astrological Association. To find out more about Laura's lecture you can contact her at[masked] and or email her at [masked]

This month’s Meetup occurs on a Sun day and starts during a Jupiter hour with the next hour being a Mars hour.  The Cardinal Grand Cross has dissipated as Mars and Jupiter are no longer in orb for a square.  However, all the other aspects remain, Mars square Pluto, Pluto square Uranus, Uranus square Jupiter, Jupiter opposition Pluto and Mars opposition Uranus.  Jupiter is moving into a trine to retrograde Saturn.  Mars, though still retrograde is slowing down and getting ready to change direction on Monday, May 19.  Mercury has moved out-of-bounds and is slowing down in anticipation of its next retrograde.  Mercury will enter its shadow on May 23, shortly after sunset.  Mercury will remain out-of-bounds until a couple of days before it goes retrograde.  A planet out-of-bounds can feel as if it doesn’t have to obey any of the normal rules of behavior.  For Mercury, that can be like a retrograde on steroids.

As usual, we will start this Meetup with our talk around with the “Big 3” Ascendant, Sun and Moon signs and for this month, the signs of your Nodes, if you know them.  Don’t worry if you don’t as you will before the meetup is over. 

If you would like to be a speaker or have ideas for future topics, please let Spencer or I know.  What we don’t know, we can all learn together.

So, all that said, here is our agenda for this meetup.

  12-12:30  Meet, mingle, eat drink and be merry.  Support the Un Urban Café!

  12:30-12:45  Announcements - Talk around – Spencer

  12:45-1:00  Eclipse and Grand Cross stories and Q & A – Spencer & Jim

  1:00 - 2:00  Let’s Talk About the Nodes – Laura DesJardins

  2:??-??  Q & A.  Wrap up

  2:??-3:00  Mix and mingle

  3:30-5:30  Mini Readings – Personalized Class – Your Nodes ?? answered.

Bring your chart if you have one; if not, and you would like one, send me your particulars (date, time and place of birth) ([masked]) and I will be glad to generate it and send it to you.  I will also print one and bring it to the meetup for you.  Just be sure to let me know before 9 am on Sunday May 18.

Here are the tentative dates and some possible topics for future Meetups:

  06/08/14  Back to second Sunday – ISAR Guest Speaker – Gisele Terry, ISAR President

  07/13/14  Medical Astrology – James Hopson

  08/10/14  Topic TBD

  09/??/14  Date & Topic TBD

  09/25-28/14  International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) Conference

  Stepping into the circle: Embracing the spirit of community

  For more information see the conference facebook page - or go to

Check out our Meetup files page for the ISAR Conference Brochure.

Possible Topics:  Relationship of the personal planets, Mercury, Venus & Mars

      Relationship of the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto

      Black Moon and all things Lilith

      Prenatal Eclipses


      Horary Astrology

      Lunar Returns, Prenatal Lunar Birth Phase, New or Full?

      Hecate, Pandora and the Dark Goddesses   

      The Dwarf Planets, Ceres, Eris, Haumea & Makemake

       The Heliocentric Chart

      Minor aspects and Harmonic charts

      Comparison of Tropical, Sidereal, Vedic and Uranian astrology

      What color is your Sun?  Color your chart?  Colorful astrology for hue-mans

If you have other ideas for topics, please let Spencer or I know.  What we don’t know, we shall learn together.  Want to be a speaker?  Talk with Spencer or me.  We are open to pretty much all things astrological.

Spencer and I have talked about this and because of the ongoing expense of the fees for the meetup site and costs of copies and such, we are going to add a container for “love donations” to help defray some of the costs.  This is entirely voluntary.  There is no fee or charge for attending this meetup; this is just to help defray some of the costs.

This meetup will be at our usual location, Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd.  Great little coffee shop with delicious food and excellent drink selections.  Do support the Un Urban if you can by buying a drink and/or something to eat.

Because of the remodel at the Un Urban, we need to move our post-meeting discussions and class from the back room to the main/front area by 3pm so others can have the opportunity to use the backroom and stage. 

Want to know what planetary day and hour you were born under?  After the meetup, about 3:30pm, I will be conducting a class/ mini-consultations going into more detail on whatever you might have questions about or want to look at.  I will also be answering any lingering questions from the meetup or which you may have.  A fee of $10 is requested for this class.

If you have any questions, would like to request a chart or just want to chat, e-mail me [masked] or ring me up,[masked]-4417.

We hope to see you all on May 18, in support of our group and the Un Urban Café.

  Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd. 12 Noonish PM


  Spencer & Jim

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had to miss this meeting unfortunately! Could you send me the info on the nodes at [masked] Thanks!

    May 19, 2014

  • James

    Sure it's [masked]

    May 19, 2014

  • Laura Rose D.

    Dear James...sent the presentation on you and it still came back as undeliverable you have another email that I could use?

    May 19, 2014

  • Laura Rose D.

    Thank you James, could you send me your email so I can give you the link to the presentation. Some of the emails didn't go through correctly, thus some of you might not get the presentation so contact me directly at [masked] and I will send it on today. Again thank you for coming to the lecture.

    May 19, 2014

  • James

    Great meetup and thank you Laura for all the information and sharing your knowledge about the nodes. Looking forward to receving the hand out and looking even further into the nodes....

    May 19, 2014

  • Laura Rose D.

    Thank you so much Denise and Star, I really appreciate your kindness and interest in the Nodes.

    2 · May 18, 2014

    • david B.

      Could you email me the info on the nodes at [masked]. Thanks!

      May 18, 2014

    • Joe F.

      I didn't seem to get it either. My name always gets misspelled haha. If you could send it to [masked] I would appreciate it. And thanks for coming and talking to us today.

      May 18, 2014

  • Denise

    It was very interesting and worthwhile. Laura was a lovely person and I really appreciate receiving the handout so quickly; it made it to my email before I got home. Thanks again for a very thought provoking meeting. :)

    May 18, 2014

  • Star

    Very interesting,, and really nice to have presentation sent to us.

    May 18, 2014

  • Carol

    So sorry Jim, I'm not going to be able to make it after all.

    May 18, 2014

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